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CLOWNING AROUND IN THE DARWIN HARBOUR


Although completely harmless to humans, the Western Clown Anemonefish is a zooplankton's worst nightmare! Found in Northern coastal environments they are distinctly marked with three white bars against black or orange bodies. The black and white variety are found in Darwin harbour, but the question lingers as to why the different colour from their orange counterparts.

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Check out MAGNT Curator of Fishes, Michael Hammer's interview with ABC Darwin's Liz Trevaskis

Images:

(Left) Amphiprion ocellaris B&W captivebred

(Right) Amphiprion ocellaris NT orange

Photos by Michael Hammer